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Expert advice on your livestock marketing and processing options | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 43


In this episode, Dr. Kathryn Polking (Bureau Chief for Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship's Meat and Poultry Inspection Bureau) and Terry Kerns (co-owner of eastern Iowa's popular Edgewood Locker) help farmers navigate their best options for marketing and processing livestock during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USDA outlines coronavirus assistance plan


The department plans to speed payments from the $16 billion relief package to help struggling farmers.

American Farm Bureau welcomes announcement of CFAP direct payment details


The American Farm Bureau welcomes today’s announcement by President Trump detailing how the $16 billion in direct payments to farmers from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will be distributed.

Managing farm stress in the midst of COVID-19 | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, 3-Part Series


Welcome to the 3-part Spokesman Speaks podcast series on managing farm stress in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, featuring Dr. Larry Tranel (a pastoral psychologist who has spent more than 30 years working with farm families).

USDA webinar on May 14 will explain COVID-19 assistance available to farmers


Do you have questions about the assistance available to your farm through USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)?

Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship winners represent next generation of agriculture leaders


Farm Bureau awards $180,000 to current and future college students

How does coronavirus impact your food?


No question, our lives and routines have changed within the span of a few weeks, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than how we choose to fill our grocery carts, fridges and pantries.

America's farmers: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things


In uncertain times, America's farmers are persevering in growing the food, fuel, and fiber we need, and these former Hawkeyes want to share their appreciation.

Iowa Farm Bureau analysis shows farmer and consumer impact during lowest pork and beef processing numbers in a decade


Weekly pork production down 44 percent, cattle down 38 percent for week ending May 2, 2020

SBA to make Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to U.S. agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic


U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs.